Weekend Update: Flea Market and other events return this weekend

The Raleigh Flea Market returns this weekend

The Raleigh Flea Market returns this weekend

After a month-long break, the Raleigh Flea Market reopens this weekend. Come browse hundreds of vendors as the Commercial and Education buildings and the grounds are transformed into the largest flea market in the area. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other events:

‘Jump for Children’ Horse Show, benefiting Dukes Children’s Hospital is at the Hunt Horse Complex. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation AA-rated hunter and show jumping competitions each day. Show highlights: Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. is the $10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake; Friday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. is the $10,000 U.S. Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland; Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.  is the $30,000 Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix. Free admision for spectators, except for the Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix is $10 per person. Children under 10 admitted free. Box office opens at 5 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.

Friday and Saturday, the Raleigh Ringers will host the Capital Area Handbell Festival. Hundreds of ringers from across the region will be on site for handbell clinics and workshops. Saturday, the ensemble will perform a free public concert at 4 p.m. in the Scott Building.  A donation of canned food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be collected.

The 31st annual Train & Railroadiana Show and Sale will take place in the Graham Building Saturday and Sunday. The model railroad show, sponsored by the Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, will feature elaborate model train displays and vendors selling a variety of items. Doors are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 and covers both days. Ages 11 and under are free with paying adult. Discount admission coupon available at www.nrvshow.org.

Take a spin in your dream car at the Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience this weekend

Take a spin in your dream car at the Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience this weekend

Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience will be in the Blue Ridge and Trinity Road Lot Friday through Sunday. The Ferrari and Lamborghini Agility Experience is a 60-minute group-based experience that provides education-based instruction on driving an exotic super car, drive three laps around the autocross course in a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo, and the opportunity to meet fellow supercar enthusiasts. This promises to be a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Student driver registration required. Family and friends free admission.

One Tribe Fest 2015 will be Saturday in the Holshouser Building. This event showcases local artisans and businesses, crafters, natural products, jewelry, holistic healers, intuitive readers, as well as healing crystals, angelic art, sacred music, a drum circle and more. Hours are 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5.  Ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Crossfit Select Eight Team competition will be Saturday in Dorton Arena. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the competition starts 10:30 am. Awards Ceremony will be 8 p.m. Free spectator admission.

About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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